January 29, 2022

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The first *real* concert I ever went to was Michael W. Smith.

First off — that’s very 90s/early 2000s for you and I’m showing my age, BUT…

Here’s the thing — when we got there, our sixth grade selves ready to PAR-TAY (kinda) with the big leagues (or so we felt), we didn’t have anything with us! 😱 Oh the horror to not have GUM. Seventh grade Courtney was devastated, and so were her friends who also didn’t have gum.

I’m still not entirely sure WHY we needed gum so badly, but it was a thing, and we were there for it…

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Gum? ✅

Mints? ✅

Earplugs? ✅

Tissues? ✅

Candy canes? Probably. It was December, and she was superwoman.

I’m telling you — it was akin to Mary Poppins’ bag of goodies, and us? We felt it.

So what was my takeaway that night as we waltzed out of the then-Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City? ALWAYS BE PREPARED.

It’s a Boy Scout term, but it works here too.

Always be prepared. And as a live painter? I’m sharing some of the most unique wedding venues in Oklahoma that will make you feel ABSOLUTELY prepared for your wedding day.

No. 1 Glass Chapel

The Glass Chapel in Tulsa is one of THE most uniquely beautiful wedding venues in all of Oklahoma.

It boasts GORGEOUS floor to ceiling windows that make you feel like you’re in nature without actually being in it. Seriously — it’s unreal beautiful.

It also has a gorgeous reception area, which not every venue has. It’s a great place to take advantage of being in the same space for both the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception.

Live wedding painter holding wedding painting of Glass Chapel, Tulsa
Live wedding painter paints painting of wedding at Glass Chapel, Tulsa

Couples looking for a unique wedding venue in Oklahoma should definitely check out the Glass Chapel. It’s totally unique, totally elegant, and rain or shine your day will be absolute perfection.

Click here to see some wedding inspiration from the Glass Chapel.

No. 2 Civic Center Music Hall

I’ve talked about Civic Center Music Hall before, and it’s because it’s one of my all time favorite venues. It’s unique Art Deco look is totally different than most anything else available in Oklahoma City.

… Not to mention the history that surrounds the Civic Center, the ability to be downtown in OKC for sodreamy photographs, the color scheme of the Meinders Hall of Mirrors (the main ballroom) that goes with ANY color palette for your wedding, and the full wall windows that add beauty and light to your celebration, day or night.

Live wedding painter paints a wedding at Civic Center Music Hall OKC

 If you are looking for a creative and lasting way to capture your big day, you cannot go wrong with Courtney Kibby Designs. She is very collaborative and will highlight the moment of your choosing. Plus, you get the ‘Wow’ factor of the final reveal of the painting. You will not be disappointed!

live wedding painting by live wedding painter Courtney Kibby Designs

Click here to see some BEAUTIFUL inspiration from the Civic Center Music Hall.

No. 3 The Mansion at Woodward Park

The Mansion at Woodward Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a gorgeous venue. Filled with large windows and a beautiful French-vintage feel, it’s the perfect location for a fine art wedding (or any wedding for that matter)!

Have your wedding outside and reception indoors or host a small but beautiful ceremony and reception inside the house. Truly, whatever you want with this venue is possible. It’s stunning.

Click here to see The Mansion at Woodward Park inspiration.

No. 4 The Baumberhof

Live Wedding Painting of the Baumberhof in Oklahoma
The Baumberhof, Oklahoma

The Baumberhof in Edmond, Oklahoma is another gorgeous venue. It boasts the most beautiful outdoor space (see above for example!), has a beautiful chapel and dance hall.

It’s a replica of a 400-year-old German stone barn in Bavaria Germany — and each detail of the Baumberhof is exquisite.

No. 5 Bradford House, OKC

I had the opportunity to be part of a styled shoot —based on Emma by Jane Austen — at Bradford House in Oklahoma City, and it was truly one of the most unique locations I’ve ever been to.

Each bespoke detail adds character and a heaping spoonful of charm and ambiance to your day. Not to mention they have some killer cocktails 😍

Bradford House is such a beautiful and unique wedding venue — there are multiple rooms to choose from so your *vibe* can be met in many different ways, and it’s an iconic spot on OKC.

It’s the best of all the worlds — totally unique for a wedding, reception, engagement party, OR to sneak away between your wedding and reception and grab a quick drink with your *new spouse* … 🥂

No. 6 The Heritage, OK

The Heritage is one of the most beautiful locations in Oklahoma. It has the rustic barn feel that many Oklahoma brides are after, while still feeling incredibly elegant and timeless. The windows — okay yes, I have a thing for windows — are beautiful — am I right?!

And yes I absolutely have a thing for windows, and these are stunning.

BONUS No. 7 Pecandarosa Ranch

Another set of floor to ceiling windows?!


Here’s why: I love Pecandarosa ranch because the windows reflect the light of the chandeliers no matter what time of day you get married. It’s stunning and makes for not only gorgeous photos, but a gorgeous painting (see below for evidence).

Live wedding painting by live wedding painter Courtney Kibby of Pecandarosa Ranch

Pecandarosa Ranch is another venue where everything can happen in the same place. They have their beautiful chapel for the ceremony (seen above) and they have the perfect reception area where you can party all night long. If you’re wanting a big party, this unique venue in Oklahoma is absolute perfection.

The white walls also allow you to create the perfect palette for your own wedding day!

In this blog post we talked about SEVEN of the most unique wedding venues in Oklahoma, and by no means is this an exhaustive list, but it’s a perfect list to get your search started.

Got some questions about live wedding painting? I’ve got Live Wedding Painting 101 teed up for you next.

Bringing your wedding day to life, thrilling your guests with a show-stopping live wedding painting experience, and creating a timeless keepsake that honors your sacred bond and will warm your heart every time you look at it – it’s what I do best.

Hey, I'm Courtney.

From behind the easel, I serve timeless brides who still embrace the unexpected by creating heirloom painting experiences that are immersive, one-of-a-kind, and thrilling to watch.

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With a slightly abstract Impressionist live painting experience that captures the love and joy of your story, shows off the beauty of your wedding day, and helps everyone who enters your future home to feel your wedding day, you’ll finally have THE THING that makes your wedding day unforgettable.

And your guests? They'll talk about your wedding forever because of the experience you gave them.


Simply put? This is way more than just a wedding painting.